[Ads-l] Word in the news: Grexit - Greek exit from the eurozone

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 9 06:26:10 UTC 2015

The sometimes reliable Wikipedia has an entry about Greece and the
eurozone that includes the term "Grexit" which is traced to a
statement made on February 6, 2012. The first sentence of the
Wikipedia entry is oddly tautological.


[Begin excerpt]
Greek withdrawal from the eurozone

The Greek withdrawal from the eurozone is the potential withdrawal of
Greece from the eurozone. This is also known as the "Grexit", a
portmanteau combining the words "Greek exit". The term was introduced
by Citigroup's Chief Analysts Willem H. Buiter and Ebrahim Rahbari on
6 February 2012 [1][2].

 [1] "Grexit - What does Grexit mean?". Gogreece.about.com. 10 April
2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.

[2] Buiter, Willem. "Rising Risks of Greek Euro Area Exit" (PDF).
Willem Buiter. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 17
May 2012.


[End excerpt]


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list